The Center for Photography at Woodstock
(845) 679-9957


Sunday October 10, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498

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Honoring the photo agency VII

& featuring CPW's Annual Benefit Auction

of Contemporary and Classic Photographs

The Center for Photography at Woodstock invites you to join
us for our 2010 Benefit Gala on Sunday October 10th, 2010 at the Bearsville Theater

vii logoThis year's event will honor the photo agency VII and feature CPW's 32nd annual benefit auction of contemporary and classic photographs.

This year's recipient is the renowned photo agency VII, one of the most innovative and important photographer agency collectives in modern times.
VII (which derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who formed this collectively owned agency on September 9th, 2001) was designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism.  VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century.

The Gala will being at 4pm with a reception and presentation of the Vision Awards. Admission to the auction will being at 6pm with the live auction beginning at 6:15pm. 

Auction proceeds directly support the creative programs of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, a not-for-profit arts and educational organization. Please support the arts.

includes reserved seating at VII Symposium, admission Vision Award Reception, 2010 Auction Catalog, and 32nd Annual Benefit Auction.Gala Tickets must be purchased in advance. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE MORE THAN TWO TICKETS, CONTACT CPW at (845) 679-9957, OTHERWISE PROCEED THROUGH THE LINK BELOW. 

he 2010 Gala Event features:
LIVE MUSIC with the Perry Beekman Trio
HORS D'OEURVES and WINE provided by the Bear Cafe
LIVE SALE of 83 stunning photographs

includes 2010 Auction Catalog which admits two to the 32nd Annual Benefit Auction. Auction tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door on the day of the sale

 The 2010 auction lots will be available for view at the following locations and times: 
CPW is excited to present its annual benefit auction as a stunning exhibition. All lots will be on view in CPW's galleries from Wednesday, September 29 - Sunday, October 3 (gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday from 12-5pm and by appointment).

PRINT PREVIEW EXHIBITION at the Bearsville Theater
Prints will be on view at the auction site, on Sunday, October 10th, the day of the sale, from 1-5pm for 2010 Benefit Gala attendees only.

ONLINE CATALOG - Please click here to view lots and place absentee bids.

You may submit an absentee bid by either bidding online or by completing the form available by click here, which may be mailed or faxed to CPW until 5pm on Saturday, October 9th. You can also fax or call in your bid by that same deadline. Please note print catalogs will be availabe at the door.

2010 Related Events:
Sunday, October 10, 1-3pm at CPWhaviv
CPW is pleased to present a public symposium entitled Questions Without Answers prior to the Benefit Gala. This event is open to the public but advanced registration is required. For mo r e information, click here.

Sunday, October 7 - 31, 2010 
 On view in CPW's galleries will be the exhibition Questions Without Answers, organized by Tufts University and curated by Amy Schlegel, director of the Tufts University Art Gallery. This exhibtion presents photographs made by members of the photo agency VII which depict defining events worldwide, from the fall of the Berlin Wall and September 11, to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Balkans and the Congo, Chechnya and Gaza, among many others.


Print Preview -  
The 2010 Auction Lots will be available for view at the following locations and times:

at Center for Photography at Woodstock
CPW is excited to present its annual benefit auction for the first time ever as a stunning exhibition. All lots will be on view at CPW from Saturday September 18 - Sunday October 3 (Wednesday - Sunday 12-5pm) and by appointment.

at the DUMBO Arts Festival
CPW is excited to announce that its 32nd annual benefit auction will be on view at the DUMBO Arts Festival from September 24 -  26 (Friday and Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm). A special Preview Reception will take place on Thursday September 23, from 6-9pm.

On Saturday September 25 from 7-8:30pm, during the DUMBO Art Festival, CPW is pleased to partner with KLOMPCHING Gallery to host a special book signing event for the US book launch of Hijacked Volume 2, featuring emerging photographers from Australia and Germany. For more information, click here.

The Preview will be on view at 55 Washington Street Suite #461 in Brooklyn NY.

Prints will be on view at the Auction site, on Sunday, October 10th, the day of the sale, from 1-5pm for Gala Attendees only!